XWA-IW 6: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Tactical Withdrawal

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2001-04-15
Last updated: 2003-09-09

HA Striker

Average rating 3.9
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 275
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Platinum Infiltration Crescent

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



It's easily my favorite battle of the Rion series, mostly because of its originality - you won't find a lot of battles in the compendium about a tactical withdrawal! It's a good time all around, and an excellent ending to a long campaign!

LC andr3



Worthy successor to the previous battle. Two masterpieces in our database.

COL Phalk Sturm



The best of the whole Rionese series. All battles were very engaging and well designed. The briefings and the plot came to an end of a full campaign. I hope we can see the sequel of what happened after the Rion Sector. A very good battle to close the saga.

AD Stryker



A somewhat mediocre end to what has otherwise been an enjoyable series of battles; though the plot is simple enough to follow and the missions reflect the emergency evacuation feel, something is missing which I cannot accurately describe.

Still, it was nice to finally get through the whole thing!

SL Zekk Terrik



Now that I have finished all these Rion missions I can reflect a bit on them. While they did contain a few interesting plot twists, overall, the plot line could be a bit confusing. The English really suffered throughout all of these battles (especially this one) and reading it was borderline uncomfortable. I thought the plot twist in the final mission – where you hyper into a sector only to be surprised by three separate parties in combat together and you just get to sit there and watch them blow each other to pieces – was a very fitting and confusing way to end this campaign. Overall it was pretty fun, with some horrid English that really detracted from it all. A little pro tip for the final mission – go after all the capital ships. Just do not pay the starfighters any mind. The very intelligent navigation team on the Warspite flies directly at the capital ships, and they WILL destroy it if you don’t take them down.

CPT Alexi Stukov



Well, the campaign is finally over, and it's done in the way it should be. The negotiations with the Rebels was a different approach, although it was annoying sice the Interdictor couldn't be destroyed and I spent about 6 minutes trying to kill it.

CPT Avantar



Good battle. Nice ending of a campaign.

HA Frodo March



Good finish!

VA Toran Dan



Really good battle. You can fight a lot of starfighters and it has a good storyline. But I give it only 4 points because in the first mission you needn't to shoot down a single fighter because all of your wingmen do the job for you. And make sure your pc isn't too weak because for the starfighter action you need some power.

MAJ Murkrow Defender



I found the battle was good except for the last mission that was confusing cause you don't know who you must atack to save the Warspite.

CPT Damon Kast



Great battle , realy good ending to a wonderfull story. A few more dogfights might have been nice & that last mission is a killer.

Battle Bug Reports

LC andr3


Mission 5: If you are on board (rearming) of the Warspite while it is doing its final jump, the battle cannot be won, even if all mission goals (but jumping to Kanan System) are completed.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 1: Invincible Rionese TIE Defenders are pointless and stupid (unless you think they're a good device to force the player into the MC90's hangar before all enemies are destroyed). On Medium and Hard the number of enemy waves launching from Rionese Frigates and ISDs is quite frankly, ridiculous. At least have the modded T/F, T/I and the T/A, GUN and T/Ds emerge from hyperspace. In fact, even on Easy the Nebulon Frigates somehow cram in 40 TIEs each which doesn't fit with the ships' stats at all.

Mission 2: Rion transports sit dead in space doing nothing once the containers and platform are destroyed. Perhaps a 'fly home' order would resolve this issue. On Medium and Hard the number of enemy waves launching from Rionese Frigates and ISDs is quite frankly, ridiculous. At least have the modded T/F, T/I and the T/A, GUN and T/Ds emerge from hyperspace.

Mission 3: There are over 100 fighters emerging from each Rebel CRS even on Easy, which is silly. At least have the extra X-Wings and A-Wings drop in from hyperspace. Only the Rebel Interdictor is set to invincible when the CRS can still be destroyed, which renders the communication to establish a deal with the Rebels amusing to say the least.

Mission 4: Same thing as before with the silly numbers of starfighters emerging from each Rebel cruiser. The Rionese ISD Osprey also does nothing because its patrol\\attack order was accidentally placed in slot 2.

Mission 5: ISD Thesee has a lot more than 72 TIEs and 5 Gunboats launched from it even on Easy - suggest changing this so the GUNs emerge from hyperspace instead. The same applies to the carrying capacity of the pirate starships, with the exception of the Escort Carrier.

High Scores

Battle Total: 90,900 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 12,302 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 53,742 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 6,949 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 6,843 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 15,568 MAJ Hunter

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 90,900 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
2 70,550 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-12
3 18,615 GN Dunta Polo 2009-08-17
4 15,980 CPT Xander Drax 2003-06-21
5 15,871 SL Ketan-Shej 2004-06-18
6 14,950 LC Azazel 2002-08-20
7 14,346 MAJ Artyis 2002-11-18
8 13,777 COL Angel 2002-12-28
9 13,092 LT Zacarias 2003-06-05
10 12,724 COL CrimsonFury 2003-02-23

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 268 pilots a total of 272 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik


LT Ace

CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-10-27

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

LCM Altar

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2013-12-18

LC andr3 - 2022-06-15

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-18

COL Angel - 2002-12-28

COL Archangel - 2003-07-11

LC Archon - 2003-02-02

CM Argos Staneth

CM Armagon - 2004-12-14

AD Arthak Rhade

MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel - 2002-08-20

CM Banger

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-11

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM Blade

LT Blitz Degal

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-30

COL BubbaX - 2002-12-22

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-14

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LCM Cat Carlo

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-02

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-25

FA Conker Blackwood

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-23

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis - 2002-09-03


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-09-08

VA Dolza - 2002-12-11

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-10-04

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-08-22

COL Drak

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-03-06

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-17

COL E. Tarkin

CM El Guapo - 2005-01-29

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2013-06-12

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-29

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-10-28

GN Exar Kit

CM Fahrer - 2005-02-01

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-04

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-22

CM Frenzy Lekvoda - 2003-05-14

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

CM Ghorg - 2005-01-27

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-13

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Grimlock - 2002-08-23

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-12

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman

MAJ Jack Stone

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-30

CM Jan Schneider

GN Jarek La’an

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-21

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

COL Justin - 2003-07-23

LCM Kael Dalor - 2003-02-14

VA Kane Reese

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-12

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-12-14

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-11-20

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-18

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

LCM KramCola

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-11-18

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

SL Linoge

CM Lirak Kalist

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-09

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-09-02

MAJ Malik - 2003-11-06

CPT Marc Kendoran

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Maw'la

Mayk Wolverine - 2003-07-12

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mobiles

COL Mosh

MAJ Murkrow Defender

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-06-19

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CM Neo Rising

CM Nic Rety

CM Nick Chi'Cath

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect

MAJ Nuno

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-05-28

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-20

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-12-07

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-29

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton - 2002-08-27

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar - 2004-09-17

GN Rancorous

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-05-06

LCM Relsien

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2003-01-14

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-27

GN Ric Hunter

CM Rico Stone - 2002-12-08

CPT Roger

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-06-19

LCM Ryke

CPT Saadam

LC Savageaz - 2004-10-26

SL SAvageAz Mk.III

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-05

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-30

CPT Sinjin Allash

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-09-17

CM Steve Sunrider

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-10

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LC Talon Jade - 2002-12-28

LCM Talon Virgilio

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-09-13

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-12

CM Thunder

LT Thunder

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2002-09-04

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

CPT Turel - 2020-10-29

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-09-17

LCM Turtle

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Ulath - 2003-08-10


CPT Vengeance

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2002-09-03

LCM Vissan - 2003-01-02

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-15

CPT Von Predator

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-04-12

CPT Xander Drax - 2003-06-21

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-27

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-05

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2 times, last on 2020-04-07

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

			        IW Battle 27 - Tactical Withdrawal
			      Rion's Shadow Campaign Tour of Duty #5

Title: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Tactical Withdrawal
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
Missions: 5
Medal: Platinum Infiltration Crescent
Author: TAC/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (EH_Striker@mail.com)

Installation Instructions

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.


Mission 1 - Hurry up !

Greetings. With our mission accomplished in the Rion Sector, Rionese and Rebels forces 
fighting each other, the Infiltrator Wing is evacuating our secret base there. Unfortunately, 
the Rionese Fleet has located us and several Task Forces are heading to our base. Many 
transports are currently evacuating the Kapp'arh platform to the Fear, your mission will be 
to make sure most of them are safe. You will fly with the first A-Wing flight of Enforcer 
Squadron. That's all, dismissed.

Mission 2 - Farewell, Kapp'arh

Before leaving our base, we must get rid of all evidence of our presence; there are still 
some confidential information aboard the platform, your mission will be to destroy it, along 
with the containers surrounding the base. Do not let the base be captured, intercept any 
capture team which may try to board the platform. There are already several Rionese transports 
heading to the base... hurry up, your B-Wing is awaiting you !

Mission 3 - Rebels never die

All right, this should be your last mission here; the fleet is currently engaging the 
hyperspace procedures to reach the Karana System. You will fly with the A-Wing flight of 
Shadow Squadron as a standard escort patrol around our capital ships. Rebels may attack us, 
though they won't have the time to stop us. Soon we will be home !

Mission 4 - Cannon Fodder

We're trapped by an Interdictor, Rebels want our prisonners to let us go.
As planned, Rebels are going to betray us. We intercepted a coded transmission to Rionese 
forces, Rebels want to show them we are the bad guys responsible of the attacks on their 
installations. Should Rionese forces manage to reach the area and notice the slight difference 
between our IFF code and Rebels',  they may reconciliate with New Republic forces, and our 
operation in the Rion Sector would have been a big waste of time. By a secure comm channel 
we contacted the Fear, which will send Ares and Razor Squadron to deal with the INT. In the 
meantime, we will send back Rebel prisonners to the CRS Sword. Of course, we have a little 
surprise for them: the shuttle  has been programmed to explode before reaching the cruiser... 
This mission will a matter of time; sensors indicate a Rionese Star Destroyer should arrive 
in 6-7 minutes... ALL our forces must have left the area at that time. 

Mission 5 - Final cleaning

The Warspite is only two hyperjumps from Karana System. We will go through a relatively 
frequented nav area, therefore you have been assigned to a standard patrol, just in case. 
Whatever we might encounter, make sure the Warspite makes it to Karana. Good luck !

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